The primary purpose of the Student Health Center is to provide health care for those persons currently enrolled as students at the University. The Health Center is also the primary contact for employees who are hurt on the job or become ill because of an occupational exposure.
I. Student Medical Services
The primary purpose of the Student Health Center is to provide health care for those persons currently enrolled as students at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, Postdoctoral Fellows are provided health care services through the Health Center on the same basis and at the same rates as the general student population. Under certain circumstances, limited services are provided to University employees and participants in on-campus conferences or camps.
Persons visiting the Health Center are required to provide identification (student ID card or other identification with a photograph) verifying enrollment status. The Health Center does not offer treatment at other University locations. The Health Center operates on a schedule established by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The current schedule of operation may be obtained by contacting the Student Health Center at extension 4617.
In a health emergency, contact Campus Police at extension 911. That office has been charged with responsibility to assist students in accessing emergency medical care.
Accident summary forms are available at the Health Center for all students desiring to report accident causes, hazardous areas, complaints, etc. The Environmental/Occupational Safety & Health Office (Safety Office) will investigate the problems described in the report.
II. Employee Medical Services
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Standards (29 CFR 1910.151) on Medical and First Aid require that: "The employer shall ensure the ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters of plant health." In addition, "In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available."
The Health Center is the primary contact for employees who are injured on the job or become ill because of an occupational exposure. All job-related injuries and/or illnesses, no matter how minor, shall be reported, evaluated and treated. Each employee has the responsibility for reporting injuries/illnesses to his/her immediate supervisor and for seeking appropriate treatment. These requirements help to ensure the health of the employee by promoting prompt, appropriate treatment. These requirements also support the University’s accident prevention program by providing a mechanism to report accidents, identify hazards, and eliminate accident causes.
The immediate supervisor of an employee who is injured on the job or becomes ill due to an occupational exposure shall be responsible for conducting an investigation upon first knowledge of the accident, completing a "Supervisor's Accident Report Form," and forwarding the report to the Safety Office no later than:
- Three (3) working days for First Aid Cases
- Two (2) working days for Doctor's and Restricted Workday Cases
- Twenty-four (24) hours for a Lost Workday Case
- Immediately for a Fatality
Copies of the report form are available from the Safety Office and may be requested by calling extension 4291. The injured/ill employee shall participate in the investigation when possible.
III. Medical Services for Participants in On-Campus Conferences or Camps
The Health Center is available on a case-by-case, fee-for-service basis for persons who are injured or become ill while participating in on-campus conferences or camps.
The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs shall develop written procedures for University response to student illness or injury requiring medical attention. The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs shall develop written procedures for University response to illness or injury requiring medical attention for an employee or conference or camp participant to receive medical services at the Health Center. These procedures shall be distributed to all appropriate offices.
- Initially approved April 25, 1988
- Revised December 18, 1995
- Revised April 4, 1996
- Revised June 1, 2001